Q. 153.8( 5 Votes )

“Dense and efficient network of transport is a pre-requisite for local and national development.” Analyze the statement. (CBSE 2018)

Answer :

An efficient transport system is a pre-requisite for sustained economic development. It is not only the key infrastructural input for the growth process but also plays a significant role in promoting national integration.
a. Roads help farmers to move their perishable agricultural products soon to markets and mandis. Thus encourage farmers to switch to more commercially viable agricultural products.
b. Mobility is one of the most fundamental and important characteristics of economic activity as it satisfies the basic need of going from one location to the other, a need shared by passengers, freight and information.
c. The construction and expansion of the railways have been proved to be beneficial for the economic and inclusive growth of the economy. It provides a better linkage between producer, retailer, and consumer.

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